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Protesters in the centre of the Thai capital were engaged in battle this morning as large numbers of soldiers and armoured vehicles stormed their encampment, opening fire as they broke through the barricades.
Six Nato troops and 12 civilians were killed when a suicide car bomber rammed into an armoured convoy and detonated in the Afghan capital yesterday morning, in one of the deadliest strikes in months.
The accused Times Square bomber appeared in court last night for the first time since he was arrested on an airliner taxiing for take-off from New York to Dubai two weeks ago.
The leader of Australia’s opposition Liberal Party has scored a spectacular own goal by admitting on air that the public should not believe everything he says.
The Gulf Coast oil spill has claimed its first senior scalp in Washington as oil pouring from the sea bed threatens to enter a powerful current that could sweep it towards Florida within days.
The lengthy ordeal of two German children at the hands of Yemeni kidnappers has ended after soldiers from Saudi Arabia freed the girls, aged 5 and 3, during what they said was a cross-border raid.
Five years ago she was a driving force behind the Orange Revolution that ousted Ukraine’s proRussian Government and swept a new nationalist coalition to power. Now Yuliya Tymoshenko has given warning that the country could break up, as its new President embraces the Kremlin once more.
A court in Malawi yesterday convicted a gay couple of gross indecency and unnatural acts in a case that has highlighted the persecution of homosexuals in Africa and drawn international condemnation.
An Iranian assassin walked free from a French prison and flew home amid claims that his release was linked with that of Clotilde Reiss, the French academic freed by Tehran on Sunday.
The founder of China’s largest home appliance chain, who was once the country’s richest man, has been jailed for 14 years for bribery, insider trading and illegal business dealings.
The chief executive of Google admitted to major privacy mistakes today as regulators prepare to launch probes into the company for recording personal communications sent over the unsecured wireless networks in people’s homes.
India faces a dilemma as it considers whether to deploy the air force against homegrown Maoist rebels after their latest bloody attack yesterday, this time on civilians as well as security forces.
The energy giant BP said today that it was siphoning off about 40 per cent of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from a ruptured well but had still been unable to stop the leak.
A 35-year-old woman has been killed in the latest in a string of knife attacks in China, state media and police said today.
Senior American officials and military officers are being quizzed in secret by the official inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq war.
Central Bangkok remained in a state of paralysis today, as the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva rejected an offer of peace talks by anti-government Red Shirt protesters.
The founder of China’s largest home appliance chain was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for bribery and other crimes.
Hospitals in Bangkok are preparing for bloodshed after anti-government Red Shirt protesters ignored an ultimatum to abandon their occupation of central Bangkok, but there were faint signs of a last minute compromise between the two sides.
As Greece took stock of its budget catastrophe, its glamorous deputy tourism minister – once a model for Playboy – promised that she, like everyone else, could live a life of austerity.